Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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Atheism requires as much faith as religion? bearvspuma : The only problem with this rationalization is that ita s assuming all athiests are so because theya re intelligent in the ways of science and reasoning and all people that believe in a form of god are unintelligent.

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ChristINSANITY is EVIL

Windsor, Canada

#220799 Mar 21, 2014
IPSEC wrote:
<quoted text>He was a scumbag, you know, a Fundie.
http://www.vice.com/read/fred-phelps-has-died
Good riddance!

LOL

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#220800 Mar 21, 2014
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
<quoted text>
*in is best SW Episode 1 Droid voice*
roger-roger!
:o)
TK-421, why aren't you at your post?

TK-421, do you copy?

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#220801 Mar 21, 2014
Six_Of_One wrote:
Correct. But, the illusion of free will might be worth giving so that people felt important, and to decide their fate,... godlike.
As an illusion, it is persistent. It isn't something we can remove from ourselves. The most we can do is be aware of it, but that's enough. Every time we have a better picture of reality, we improve our ability to navigate it, to solve problems, and to overcome our perceived limitations.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#220802 Mar 21, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Let me make one thing very clear.
No, let me rephrase that (because it's you).
Let me attempt to make one thing very clear; Fred Phelps is not my friend. He's a piece of shit, lying scumbag and I'm glad he's dead.
Is that clear?
<quoted text>
I even rephrased it just for you and you still didn't understand.
Okay man, you need to throw me under the bus and put me with the likes of Fred Phelps, fine.
Why is Timothy McVeigh your personal hero?
Come on, man, be honest, you may not agree with the way Phelps and his people go about promoting their "beliefs."

But you certainly share in many of them.

You've made that amply clear over time.

Dodging and dancing and changing the subject will get you nowhere, Redneck.

You are Phelpsian in many, many respects.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#220803 Mar 21, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
What you're not understanding is that free will and an omniscient God are very compatible......
I bet you polish your boots with dogshit.
IPSEC

Oglesby, TX

#220804 Mar 21, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know of any one-lined blonde jokes. Do you?
How do you distract a blonde?
IPSEC

Oglesby, TX

#220805 Mar 21, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not strange. When I have sex, it's always a man and a woman.
I'm the man that's always there, fucknugget.
Porn doesn't count.
IPSEC

Oglesby, TX

#220806 Mar 21, 2014
tricki wrote:
Hard to lose.
Impossible to lose
You can't lose what you don't have.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#220807 Mar 21, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Jim Jones, David Karesh, Charles Manson, Bhagwan Rajneesh, and Warren Jeffs are/were cult leaders.
What do they all have in common? Pathological narcissism.
Jesus Christ was no cult leader in Christianity is not a cult, it doesn't fit the criteria.
It might fit the Topix Atheist! criteria, but we all know that's extremely biased and doesn't count.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Jim Jones, David Karesh, Charles Manson, Bhagwan Rajneesh, and Warren Jeffs are/were cult leaders.
What do they all have in common? Pathological narcissism.
Jesus Christ was no cult leader in Christianity is not a cult, it doesn't fit the criteria.
It might fit the Topix Atheist! criteria, but we all know that's extremely biased and doesn't count.
Messianic cults were present within Judaism at least 200 years before your leader was alleged to have been born. He wasn't the first nor the last.

The Jesus! was a cult leader. It took hundreds of years for the "religion" to evolve and emerge from out of the cult.

You know, there are still Branch Davidians to this day, and there are still people that are Branch Davidians(not all)- and some call themselves Koreshians - that still believe the Koresh! was "god".

Sound familiar?

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#220808 Mar 21, 2014
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>
lol!
here's the deal Rosy hon: i'm not insinuating that homosexuality is the entire problem in the demise of a society, but i will say that it is definitely a contributing factor and when it's generally accepted and even PROMOTED, it's a sign that the structure is in serious decay things are about to implode.
this will effect those who champion the cause MORE than those who oppose immorality, so you go for it with all your heart, gur!l;-)
This f**hag is really worried.-/
:-)

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#220809 Mar 21, 2014
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU are the immorality that needs to be removed.
Good shot! LOLOL

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#220810 Mar 21, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
<quoted text>
This is something that KM is always trying to pull..."You don't know my belief system!"
But IANS has it right. KM may not have given us the specifics, but one can clearly infer from his posts what the major points of his beliefs are. He is far more transparent than he thinks he is.
Kimare is a former pastor, defrocked from his UCC church for stealing money and having affairs with parishioners' wives.

How much more I reveal is entirely up to him/her/it.

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#220811 Mar 21, 2014
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>
equal rights for who/what: for theives, murders, gluttons, adulterers, fornicators...etc?
i think they should all have the equal right to repent of their destructive behavior before they perish! but, i don't think that they should have the right to bring the rest of society down with them...
ADULTERERS? Another irony meter explodes.

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#220812 Mar 21, 2014
wilderide wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope. What you are talking about is prediction, not knowledge. If God could merely predict the future based on our choices, then there would always be the possibility that God could be wrong. If God knew the future as a fact, then God would never be wrong but you would not have free-will anymore. It's really not that hard to figure out.
How very interesting, Wilde. That argument is a circular one - to those who are true believers in the Bible.

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#220813 Mar 21, 2014
Aerobatty wrote:
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How does homosexual sex affect you?
Are they doing it on your couch?
Does it really matter what these affectionate people do — so long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses!
- Mrs Patrick (Stella) Campbell, stage actress. She was referring to gossip that 2 actors were having a homosexual affair.
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Mrs_Patrick_Camp...
tricki

Manheim, PA

#220814 Mar 21, 2014
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know about glory forever, since life is finite, but science has definitely led to more abundant life.
here on the inside, outside so far away

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#220815 Mar 21, 2014
tricki wrote:
Hard to lose.
Impossible to lose
Your mind? That's long gone.
tricki

Manheim, PA

#220816 Mar 21, 2014
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
The signs or hallmarks that accompany a cult apply directly to Christianity.
Quoting:
*Absolute authoritarianism without meaningful accountability.
*No tolerance for questions or critical inquiry.
*No meaningful financial disclosure regarding budget, expenses such as an independently audited financial statement.
*Unreasonable fear about the outside world, such as impending catastrophe, evil conspiracies and persecutions.
*There is no legitimate reason to leave, former followers are always wrong in leaving, negative or even evil.
*Former members often relate the same stories of abuse and reflect a similar pattern of grievances.
*There are records, books, news articles, or television programs that document the abuses of the group/leader.
*Followers feel they can never be "good enough".
*The group/leader is always right.
*The group/leader is the exclusive means of knowing "truth" or receiving validation, no other process of discovery is really acceptable or credible.
http://www.culteducation.com/warningsigns.htm...
Just because it has became socially acceptable, or is not perceived as a cult due to societal involvement, does not remove the cultish implications.
got no money coming in
but i can't be sad
that was the best cup of coffee i ever had

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#220817 Mar 21, 2014
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
The cult leader? Why, the Jesus!, of course.
There is no evidence of the Jesus! being a "god".
At best, he was just a human. That's all any of the alleged evidence shows.
Christianity began as a cult, waiting for the charismatic "leader" to return after a preemptive death. When the leader didn't come through in the "prophesy", given in Matthew 24, confirmation bias http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bia... and cognitive dissonance http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_disson... kicked in, and in walked theTrue Believer™ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True-believer_sy... .
The cult still persists.
The word 'cult' merely comes from the Latin cultus, meaning worship.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cult
tricki

Manheim, PA

#220819 Mar 21, 2014
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
As an illusion, it is persistent. It isn't something we can remove from ourselves. The most we can do is be aware of it, but that's enough. Every time we have a better picture of reality, we improve our ability to navigate it, to solve problems, and to overcome our perceived limitations.
take a walk in the park
does the wind in the dark
sound like music to you,
well l'm thinking
it does to me

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